Skip to main content

L’Eclair de Génie

Éclaires from pastry shop in Le Marais.
Red and black Paris shopping icon

No Ordinary Parisian Pastry


  • 14 Rue Pavée ,
  • 75004 Paris

This review may contain sponsored or affiliate links.

This is no ordinary cream pastry with a dull sliver of icing. L’Éclair de Génie is the king of eclairs with its exciting play of ingredients and artistic design. The famous pastry shop has several boutiques in Paris (and beyond) and boasts over 200 different flavors of eclairs, all the creations of pastry chef Christophe Adam.

If you’re not sure where to start, a few of my favorites include the ‘caramel beurre salé’ with mascarpone cream filling, the ‘rose litchi’ with rose cream and lychee, and the citron yuzu meringue. The selection changes throughout the year according to which fruits are in season, so you can keep going back to find new flavors.

Unlike traditional pastry shops, the Éclair de Génie storefronts are upbeat and modern, their distinct bright yellow façades inviting you in to try a new Parisian gastronomic experience

Behind a clean industrial-style counter, rows of colorful eclairs dazzle the eye while a patient server (fluent in various languages) is there to make suggestions. Seating isn’t available at any of the boutiques, but you can enjoy your delicious eclair while strolling through the city.

If you need a quick pastry pick-me-up, head to one of Éclair de Génie’s three Paris locations:

recommended by

Location
Neighborhood
Chatelet, Le Marais, Opéra
Quartier
Bas Marais, Bourse, Faubourg Saint Denis, Gare de l’Est, Opéra
Métro Ⓜ
Address
  • 14 Rue Pavée ,
  • 75004 Paris
Style
Interests
Speciality
,
Details
Price
Opening Hours
Contact
  • Bookshop, Travel
    Foodie’s Guide to Paris
    This 1-page PDF guide tells you exactly where to go and what to do in Paris if you want a true taste of the City of Light! Our resident foodies have turned their local insight into the ultimate checklist so you can learn about Parisian culinary culture, dine at the best bistros, and pick up go…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Origins of Paris Historical Tour
    Enjoy a small-group historical walking tour in the streets of the Montagne Sainte Genevieve down to the river.
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Gastronomy-Themed Louvre Guided Tour
    Take a tasty tour of the Louvre, looking at its artworks through an original and mouth-watering point of view! Professional local Paris guides lead you on a gastronomically themed discovery of paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts while also teaching you about the culinary customs and artist…
  • Bookshop, Travel
    Book Lover’s Guide to Paris
    This 1-page PDF guide tells you exactly what to see and do in Paris if you love literature! Our resident bookworms turned their local insight into the ultimate checklist so you can follow in the footsteps of famous writers, visit the settings of your favorite stories, or find the perfect spot …
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Street Art Tour of the Butte aux Cailles
    Search out some of the best street art in Paris while discovering an area often ignored by visitors but adored by locals. Set off on a guided street art scavenger hunt with the whole family through the winding rues of the Butte-aux-Cailles neighborhood.
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Walk Through History in Le Marais
    Follow local guides Frederic and Nikki of TheWaysBeyond through the city squares and alleyways of Le Marais as you retrace the history of this iconic Parisian neighborhood. If many today consider Le Marais a must-see on any trip to Paris, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, in the early 20th cent…
  • Experiences, Guided Tours
    Fashion Week Shopping Experience
    This unique experience includes a 3-hour shopping tour with professional stylist Izabele as well as entry to an exclusive Paris Fashion Week event as her guest.

Leave a Reply